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Old 07-03-2012, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by niftyswifty View Post
It's just too different of a car. I have driven a Countryman twice now, and while it's a fun car, it's much slower (7.3 vs 6.3[X1 28]/5.3[X1 35]), it's incredibly loud inside at full throttle or on the highway, the interior is very cute (but it's a little too cute for me to take clients to dinner). It also is a little light on some of the more luxury oriented features the BMW offers.

Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great car--I just want something a little more substantial, with a little more pick up...with a manual transmission.
Amen. I loved my Cooper S. Drove a Countryman S with manual and it just wasn't for me. The 1.6 turbo is taxed in the 2600 lbs Cooper S. In the Countryman the engine just couldn't keep up with the weight of the car. And the vehicle was loud. Really loud and not in a pleasant way.
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